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Appealing Antique Georgian Pocket Watch Key


Decorated in the rococo style of the 1820's, this dainty little fob watch key is set with two stones; an orange carnelian and a translucent chalcedony (both types of Quartz). Carnelian is the zodiac stone for Taurus, and Chalcedony the zodiac stone for Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. This watch key would originally have been worn on a ladies or gentlemen's watch chain, and was the height of fashion in the early part of the 19th century. It is gold cased - the base metal core is wrapped in a luxurious layer of 9ct Gold. These days it would make an unusual pendant, or addition to a charm bracelet or necklace, and of course gifting a key is also symbolic.
The key measures 3.2cm (1 and a quarter inches) long.